Power of Attorney

  • Do you and your loved ones have the proper documents in place should one of you fall ill and are hospitalized?
  • Do you know that without such documents you may not have access or decision making authority regarding your loved while in the hospital?
  • Are you aware that you or your loved one will be unable to handle the other’s financial affairs without these documents?

The Law Office of Shawnna R. Riggers, P.L.L.C. can help you state your wishes regarding property management in a durable financial power attorney as well as state your wishes regarding heath care decisions in your health care power of attorney.

There are several types of power of attorney documents:

  • Financial Management
  • Health Care Decisions

A durable financial power of attorney is used to designate an agent to manage one's financial affairs should he or she become incapacitated or seriously disabled.

A health care power of attorney is used to designate an agent to make health care decisions on one's behalf should he or she become incapacitated or seriously disabled.
Both kinds of powers of attorney are limited to the specific powers and the intentions as expressed in the powers of attorney – in other words, an agent cannot act unilaterally or contrary to the principal's wishes. Both kinds of powers of attorney are critical for anyone in a committed, non-marital relationship who wants a family member or other authorized person to have the right to make important health care and financial decisions.